Equine Groom Apprenticeship - International Showjumping Jonathan Shudall - Frankby Farm

Frankby Farm are looking for a committed and passionate individual who has experience with horses, to travel abroad with them and gain experience on the showjumping circuit. The successful candidate will be enrolled onto an Equine Groom Apprenticeship and will be given a foundation and full support to develop their skills.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Working days will be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All general yard duties required:

  • Mucking out
  • Turning out
  • Grooming
  • Clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lunging

The training you will be getting

Equine Groom Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • All training will be carried out at the employer's premises, supported by the employer, and carried out by Haddon Training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candiate may have the opportunity to enrol onto the advanced (level 3) apprenticeship or to join Frankby Farm as a full-time member of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Accommodation and livery for own horse is available. Willingness to travel abroad is essential in this role. Riders and non-riders alike are welcome to apply for this position. If the candidate is a rider, they must be competent as Frankby Farm only have competition-fit horses.

About the employer

Frankby Farm is a international 1.45m level private showjumping yard contained in a lovely setting with outdoor school. The employer competes nationally on a weekly basis and therefore, offer endless opportunities to train and learn.


Jonathan Shudall - Frankby Farm





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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience




Apprenticeship standard

Equine groom

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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